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Abnormal psychology: Bipolar DisorderBipolar disorder is a mood disorder that causes unnatural moodswings. These mood swings consist of highs and lows, each episode can lastaround few weeks or in some cases a year. The high episodes are calledmanic episodes. During manic episodes bipolar people will be veryenergized, agitated easily, and very reckless. During depressive episodesthey are unnaturally depressed, they usually don’t get out of bed, havesleeping problems, and just are sad all the time.Bipolar disorder relates tomy life because my ex-stepmom has bipolar disorder. My dad married herwhen I was two. The first time she hit me I was five and she slapped meacross the face and continued to beat me because I made her mad duringone of her manic episodes. My dad never knew till the night he made herleave because he worked a lot. She was in my life for ten years. During hermanic episodes she would spend all the money my dad left for bills andwould get very abusive with my sisters and me. She would tell us not to tellanyone because we would never see our dad again. During her depressiveepisodes she would lock herself in her room and make us take care ofourselves. We had to learn to do everything for ourselves.Dream analysis: Freud's TheoryNo one knows exactly why we dream, but famous psychologist SigmanFreud came up with the Wish Fulfillment Theory. The theory is that wishfulfillment happens when the unconscious desires are represented by theego and superego. He believed there was a manifest content and, which isthe surface meaning of a dream, and the latent content, which is thesymbolic meaning. This relates to me because I have a very weirdreoccurring dream that I analyzed to see if the theory represents me. In mydream I see my dad and my best friend's dad in nice suits with panda headson robbing places. Each time the place is different, but they always leave in a

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